Portscatho Beach

Portscatho Beach near St Mawes, Cornwall

Portscatho Beach is an east-facing beach on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. It is a predominantly rocky beach with sandy areas. At low tide the neighbouring beach of Porthcurnick can be reached.


Beach at Portscatho, CornwallPortscatho is a small, working fishing village, which lies to the south of Gerrans Bay. The South West Coast Path passes through the village and provides access on foot to further beaches in Cornwall such as Pendower and Carne to the north, and Porthbeor and St Anthony Head to the south.

Holiday cottages in Portscatho provide self catering holiday accommodation near the beach. St Mawes (5 miles by road), St Just in Roseland (3 miles) and Truro (14 miles) holiday cottages offer further self catering options.

A small car park is situated in Portscatho village, from which the beach is a short walk. Toilet facilities are provided by the beach. Cafés, pubs and shops can be found in Portscatho. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.

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  1. The Boathouse Restaurant

    We’re open from 11:00am until 5:00pm Tuesday to Sunday and also on Bank Holiday Mondays. You’ll find a warm welcome, pleasant surroundings, helpful staff and fantastic food at a great price. Our newly laid garden patio area is perfect for alfresco dining on those warm, sunny days and our fully licensed bar has an extensive wine and Cornish ales list for you to choose from. Not every establishment has a five star food hygiene rating but we do, which means you can dine in complete confidence – http://www.portscatho-restaurant.com

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